Thursday, 26 September 2013

Playing along with Paper Smooches

Hi There,

Having discovered a great new-to-me stamp company that has such cute images and dies I've been scouring the web for lots of lovely paper smoochie inspiration. Plenty of inspiration that's for sure but UK availability? Not so much! Still, I managed to get hold of a lovely, bold woodgrain stamp and a FAB die. I can't get the stamp set I want, but until then there are a few feebie digis to play with which can be found here

I'm playing along with the Picture Perfect challenge this month, where you create a paper smooches project inspired by the picture. What struck me about this months picture was the neutral colours with a pop of pink, the CAS style and the concept of the butterflies being inside the jar. So this is what I came up with...

I hope you like it! Thanks for looking today!

Nikki xxx

ETA: check out the Paper smooches blog hop, comment to win open 'til sept 29th!

Thursday, 19 September 2013

Some birthday cards


I thought I'd shared these birthday cards I made with you...

They were only quick ones though so it seems appropriate to make it a quick post too.
This one uses a freebie stamp from a magazine and the SSS card kit for August
This one uses the SSS september card kit and is for my 14yo niece

I hope they liked them! I hope you like them too :D

Nikki xxx

Monday, 16 September 2013

A little thank you goes a long way

Hi There!

Just a quick make to share with you today using Simon says Stamp September card kit. I made it for my Mom and Dad who had my 2 youngest overnight this weekend. It meant I could spend a little quality time with DS1 and do some activities which would have been so much harder with 2 pre-schoolers in tow *rolleyes* We went ice-skating and to the skate park & we both have the bruises to prove it!
I a little shaker card using an unloved sizzix book-plate die cut 4 times from thick card sandwiching an acetate layer between the 1st and 2nd layer, the tiny beads are nail caviar, I got several colours in 1 pack from a pound shop recently, such an incredible crafty bargain :)

I love how cute this card is and that I used an old product from my stash. My 4yr old loved the card's interactive qualities, I will have to make another one for him for his birthday!

Thanks for looking today,

Nikki xxx

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

A Birthday Card...

Hey There!

I did this one for my Mum's birthday, made using the June 2013 kit from Simon Says Stamp
I had lots of fun creating the little, layered banner, I found some lovely inspiration on pinterest and I would love to a) credit it and b) see it again but ofcourse I didn't pin it to my own boards when I found it and I daren't tell you how much time I've wasted trying to track it down again! ;)

Brr! there's a nip in the air this morning, it seems that Autumn is on its way! Or perhaps it's been like that for a while and it's only because I'm getting up much earlier to get the kids ready for school now (sob!) that I notice it!

Nikki xxx

Sunday, 1 September 2013

More cards with Simon Says Stamp (Sept 2013)

Hey There world?

You still with me? Jolly good!

Boy it's been tough fitting craft and computer time in during the summer holidays. I pretty much gave up to be honest, DS2 has not been sleeping well at all so it's been constantly up & down the stairs until gone 11 most nights :( I'm hoping starting FTE on Tuesday will tire him out, we shall see.

What a fabulous summer though, 2 weeks in glorious Southern France and a Bank Hol in an area of outstanding natural beauty that just happens to be 20mins down the road. I feel so lucky :)

I'm here to share a card from the latest Simon Says Stamp Card kit today. It's for someone going through a tough time at the moment...
it looks a bit washed out, the colours are a bit brighter IRL, but I did want the overall effect to be nice and subtle.

That's all from me today but I have more to share I'll try and squeeze in some more computer time soon!

Nikki xxx